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Your BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat.
Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.
Given the chronic diseases and conditions associated with obesity and the fact that obesity is difficult to treat, prevention is extremely important.
Losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can lower your chances of developing heart disease or having a stroke. Modest weight loss can also help prevent diabetes.
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